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Emaline graduated from Howard High School in 1921, Panhandle A. & M. College. She taught rural school 2 years and again during WWII. She received a B.A. Ed. Southwest University, Winfield and taught many years in Elk County. After retirement she taught part-time for children unable to attend school.
- ↑ Obituary - SEDAN KANSAS STAR & TIMES, May 1984
Emaline Andrews Leonard was born February 16, 1902 near Howard, and lived all except four years of her life in or near Howard until she moved to Sedan in 1973. She died May 15, in the Sedan City Hospital.
Emaline was the oldest of the nine children of Albert and Edith Collins Andrews, parents and two sisters have preceded her in death. She married Albert Leonard on June 30, 1923 in Howard. He died June 24, 1979 at Sedan.
The couple had three children, Marjorie Curtis of Kansas City, Missouri, John Albert who died in infancy and Carl Leonard of Tampa, Florida. There were also three grandchildren Lisa Curtis of Sullivan, MO, and Andrew Curtis of Shreveport,, LA. Another grandson Peter Curtis who died in 1976. Other survivors are her sisters Beulah Shepherd and Mary Ellen Snodderly, Howard; Eunice Rhodes, Topeka, and Clarice Anderson, Olney, Mo (should be MY) and her two brothers Richard Andrews of Oakland, ORE., and Albert Andrews, Wichita.
She was a homemaker who also taught fifteen years in the elementary schools of Elk County.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, at the Graves-Baird Chapel, in Sedan, with Rev. Thomas Wallrabenstein officiating. Burial was in Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard under direction of Graves-Baird